Cape Town – UCT is deeply concerned about a group of people – not staff of the university – who are disrupting classes and interfering in UCT’s operations.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the group entered several UCT buildings, including kitchens and classrooms, and instructed staff and students to leave the buildings.
"Several classes were abandoned and in several cases the disruptions meant that food could not be served to students and a voucher system needed to be rolled out to ensure that students do not go hungry.
"The group of around 60 people are employees of companies outside UCT that provide some services to our institution," UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola said.
"They are employees of Bytes Document Centre, Protea Boekwinkel, Food and Connect (Pty) Ltd, Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, Protea Hotel Mowbray, Food Vendors and the Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (Shawco).